Reflections on Sexuality and Equality in Africa Volume 1: 2015

The Perspectives series aims to encourage the voices of African students, scholars, researchers, professionals and activists to emerge and to co-create the Africa-specific discourse on sexuality, sexual rights, gender identity and gender expression, as it is richly embedded in the lives and experiences of all of us. The articles in this first collection touch on a variety of issues.Read more

Understanding Sexuality, Human Rights and HIV; A Guide on Rights

The purpose of this booklet is to provide an easily accessible, concise, simple and understandable document intended to provide information to policy-makers, public decision-makers and parliamentarians, while also serving as an advocacy tool. The booklet offers brief, educational information on sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity, human rights & HIV with a primary focus on MSM and LGBTI persons.Read more

Join AMSHeR

AMSHeR will start implementing a three year GFATM (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) programme for Key Populations – Representation, Evidence and Advocacy for Change in Health, referred to as KP REACH. KP REACH was developed and will be implemented by KP networks and NGOs in Southern Africa to address the high levels of HIV infection among Sex workers, Men who have Sex with Men, Transgender and Women who have sex with women. AMSHeR is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the advertised positions to support the effective implementation of KP REACH >> Read More To Apply interested applicants should send a comprehensive CV and a motivation letter to jobs@amsher.org Closing Date: 14 March 2016 Time: 10:00 am GMT+2

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights – AMSHeR

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights is a coalition of 18 LGBT/MSM-led organisations across sub-Saharan Africa established in 2009 and working to address the disproportionate effect of the HIV epidemic on MSM and LGBT individuals; to redress the human rights violations these populations face on the continent; and to increase the visibility of LGBT individuals and their issues. AMSHeR was formed in an attempt to devise ‘home-grown’ strategies to address local issues..

Through advocacy and capacity strengthening, AMSHeR promotes non-discrimination, particularly discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and advances access to quality health services for MSM/LGBT individuals in Africa..

AMSHeR works towards achieving its mission of “a healthy and empowered LGBT community in Africa and human rights for all”.